Trump Organization Security Chief Hauled Before Manhattan Grand Jury
The director of security for the Trump Organization will testify Thursday afternoon before the Manhattan grand jury investigating the twice-impeached, one-term former president’s company, according to a report in The Washington Post.
On Tuesday Matthew Calamari Jr. received a subpoena to testify from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. The 28-year-old Calamari Jr. is the son of Matthew Calamari Sr., who has worked for Donald Trump as a bodyguard, security staffer and executive for more than 30 years.
It’s not immediately known what investigators want to question Calamari about, although he has worked for the Trump Organization since his freshman year in college. His LinkedIn profile indicates he worked as director of surveillance before becoming corporate director of security for the company in April 2017.
Under New York state law he automatically receives immunity from prosecution in the case, although he could be charged with perjury if he lies during his testimony.
The elder Calamari has not been subpoenaed, according to the person familiar with the case, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the subpoena publicly. Vance’s office declined to comment.
The Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday’s planned testimony. That paper also reported that Trump Organization controller Jeffrey McConney also will testify Thursday, making it his second appearance before the grand jury this year.
Vance and New York Attorney General Letitia James have been scrutinizing Trump’s financial dealings for several years. Their investigations were prompted by allegations of fraud and tax evasion made by former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen.